Thursday, April 30, 2009
This painting seems to be everywhere I go. I posted about the first two times I saw it, and when I went to the Marie Walsh Sharpe open studios on Sunday ... WHOOMP (There it was.). Just to be clear. This is not a problem. I dug this painting from the gitgo and the pressure hasn't let up. It was great to see a full studio of paintings by the artist, Erik Benson. Plus, it was nice to meet him. Totally sweet guy. And I love the way the painting below collaborated with the flowers in the room. Below that is a close-up of another painting that made me realize one of the things I like about this work. It makes me feel like I'm looking in on a diorama which makes it more than a little sculptural, even though it's painted flat. Awesome.
Do ya think that my trip to the Marie Walsh Sharpe open studios was a successful one? Geez. 2009. It was a very good year.